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AppleMac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to set up (12)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Fast (12)
  • Reliable (12)
  • Adequate storage (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Graphics (12)
    • Large applications (10)
    • Video (9)
    • Internet (8)
    • Music (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (11), Multimedia professional (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (7), Personal (4)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    Workhorse

    By Bob

    from Hillsboro, New Mexico

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adequate Storage
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

    • Poor Software Bundle

    Best Uses

    • Graphics
    • Large Applications
    • Video

    Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

    I use this machine for video and photograph editing as well as web publishing. This is a fast machine. I have now added 8GB or additional ram and 8TB of additional storage - something that is easy on this machine vs. say an iMac. Also much easier to maintain and clean than iMacs, something that is very important in dusty climates.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    4.0

    Nothing special, just a basic mac pro

    By cww2

    from Nebraska

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Accessories
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graphics
      • Internet
      • Large Applications
      • Music
      • Video
      • Word Processing

      Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

      Web designer, illustrator
      It is a good basic machine that will most likely deliver years of service as its predecessor did, but most displeased with apple and compatibility issues

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Great Computer!

      By Christee

      from Southern CA

      Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

      This computer is super fast. Easy to add memory too. I added 24gb of ram myself in less than 10 minutes. You can't do that with their newer models, so I wanted to snatch this model up before they're out of stock. I'm a professional photographer and I have been able to run all my editing software at the same time without the computer missing a beat. I'm very happy with this purchase!

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      4.0

      Fast, beautiful, but loud

      By macauley86

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate Storage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast
      • Quality Accessories
      • Reliable Performance
      • Sleek Design

      Cons

      • Noise
      • No usb 30

      Best Uses

      • Graphics
      • Internet
      • Large Applications
      • Music
      • Video
      • Word Processing

      Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

      It works like a charm, but the graphics card fan and the four 3.5 SATA drives make much more noise than expected, and definitely more noise than any other product in the Mac line.

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      5.0

      Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop by

      By TomL

      from North Louisiana

      About Me Retired Form Electronics, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • A Beautiful Machine
      • Adequate Storage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast
      • Fast computer
      • Quality Accessories
      • Reliable Performance
      • Sleek Design
      • Very Expandable
      • Will Take Up To 44 Gb Ram

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graphics
        • Internet
        • Large Applications
        • Music
        • Photo Video Work
        • Video
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

        Ordered this computer from B&H Photovideo online. It arrived in 4 days, and was very well double-packed.
        I immediately installed a Samsung Pro 840 SSD. This computer is FAST !
        I have found no problems with it, other than it only having 6 GB of RAM. Which will be remedied after the Christmas Holidays. Installed the Mac OS Maverick and encountered no problems at all. Also installed a PCI card that provides 4 USB 3 ports which are very fast also.
        I use the system for photo and video work primarily.
        I recommend this computer to everyone wanting a fast and very expandable computer.

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        5.0

        Thrilled beyond measure!

        By Exousia

        from Florida

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate Storage
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graphics
          • Internet
          • Large Applications
          • Music
          • Video
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

          I'm so glad I bought this Mac Pro before they all disappear. It is fast, quiet, energy efficient and handles everything I ask it to do speedily and with no problems whatsoever. This is undoubtedly the best computer I have ever owned. I never realized just how good the Mac Pro is until I had this one. It has my unqualified commendation as an outstanding product, bought from America's finest professional media equipment dealer.

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          4.0

          Solid Machine

          By Sean Broderick

          from NYC

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adequate Storage
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast
          • Reliable Performance
          • Sleek Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graphics
            • Large Applications
            • Music
            • Video

            Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

            Replacement for Mac Pro (2006). Able to move three drives from old machine to new, and continue working quickly. Thus, now able to run latest OS X software and avoid hassle of external storage devices.

            Very excited about the new Mac Pro (circa 2013 Winter), but it feels like the options for high performance external storage are slim. Working with limited internal drive space will require new file management approaches, and I dealt with this a decade ago with SCSI drives… Plan to wait until others pave the way this time around.

            The computer is expensive and heavy. This model though, is quieter and much improved over the design from six years ago.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Powerful Machine with a sleek design

            By Manny

            from LA

            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast
            • Quality Accessories
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

              I purchased the machine to upgrade our Mac lab at work. We do a lot of design work and video editing work and needed something with more power and speed. This is a great piece of hardware because of the ability to upgrade almost everything internally! Since unwrapping it and setting it up ( which was very easy) It has worked flawlessly at everything i throw at it. A solid well build computer for video production.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              fast, powerful, fun

              By avid mac user

              from newtown, CT

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adequate Storage
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graphics
                • Internet
                • Large Applications
                • Music
                • Video
                • Word Processing

                Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

                This is my 4th tower. I use it for work and personal and they last a good, long time. My last one lasted 6 years of 12 - 18 hours a day usage and is still operational. This one is much faster. Feels good to have it.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Great Buy

                By Uncle Donald

                from St. Joseph, MO

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adequate Storage
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Graphics

                  Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

                  Purchased to replace aging Mac Pros. Everything going great so far.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Best yet!

                  By JD

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adequate Storage
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast
                  • Reliable Performance
                  • Sleek Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Graphics
                    • Internet
                    • Large Applications

                    Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

                    This is my second MAC Pro, and the best one yet––amazing speed and stability. For professional designers and photographers this is the one to get. A higher core configuration might serve videographers or 3D artists––but with the money you save, extra RAM, and a solid state HD makes this Quad-core sing.

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                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Just apple

                    By Gerry

                    from San Juan Wa.

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Quality Accessories
                    • Reliable Performance
                    • Sleek Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphics
                      • Internet

                      Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

                      Photoshop has never had it so good the speed is out of sight, well there is only one thing to say bad the up grade to lyon is pain in the you know what.

                      B&H has the best people in the camera field and has modeled their computer after Apple so it is becoming the best their to
                      Thanks B&H

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Another Mac Powerhouse

                      By Dave the Illustrator

                      from Kalamazoo, MI

                      About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adequate Storage
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast
                      • Quality Accessories
                      • Reliable Performance
                      • Sleek Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Graphics
                        • Internet
                        • Large Applications
                        • Music
                        • Word Processing

                        Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

                        I am an illustrator by trade and when I went to upgrade my previous mac (I'd had it since 2007 with no problems) I found that it would not upgrade because the hardware was out of date. So I purchased this machine and I just love it!
                        Some cool features...
                        -Elegant insides (it's so well put together! You can add up to 4 drives with ease. Also, the memory is easy to access and upgrade)

                        -Speed - It's super fast with Photoshop. I use it for drawing and painting on a Cintiq and haven't noticed any lagging... real zippy!

                        -Games - an added bonus for me was the games I can now play. If you subscribe to STEAM you can download some great games that look gorgeous on this machine. They have great sales too... and with Parallels I hope to try some Windows games as well.

                        -Windows - as mentioned above, Parallels will allow you to run Windows on your Mac. The best of both worlds!

                        All in all a great machine.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Great Computer at a Great Price

                        By Big Papa

                        from Harbor City, CA

                        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adequate Storage
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast
                        • Reliable Performance
                        • Sleek Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Graphics
                          • Large Applications
                          • Music
                          • Video

                          Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

                          I am a graphic designer and I use Adobe CS6 for most of my work. My 2005 Power Mac died and I was looking to replace it. The computer and applications are fast, I have had no problems with this computer at all.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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